Cyclist who lost job after giving Trump the middle finger sues former employer

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Juli Briskman, the lady in picture that went viral last October, is suing her old business declaring it unlawfully required her to resign

A bicyclist in result fired from her task after offering Donald Trump the middle finger is suing her previous company.

Juli Briskman submitted a claim in a Virginia court on Wednesday arguing that the federal government professional Akima broke the state’s work law when it required her to give up.

Briskman was biking last October when Trump, leaving his golf club in Sterling, northern Virginia, passed her in his motorcade. She raised the middle finger of her left hand. “This is practically the only thing I needed to reveal my viewpoint,” she later on discussed to the Guardian .

The image was recorded by professional photographers taking a trip with the president and rapidly went viral, making her fan mail, hate mail, money contributions and 5 minutes of popularity. Briskman, a marketing executive, revealed the occurrence to her managers at Akima, where she had actually worked for 6 months.

The Herndon-based business then required her to resign, declaring that her publishing of an image of the occurrence on her Facebook page (which did not discuss her association with Akima) breached the business’s social networks policy.

The suit, submitted by the Geller Law Group and Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan pressure group, argues that Akima broke Virginia work law by shooting Briskman from worry of illegal federal government retaliation.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/apr/04/juli-briskman-cyclist-middle-finger-trump-photo-sues-employer

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